Czar Shaft

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Copper, Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046247
MRDS ID M241116
Record type Site
Current site name Czar Shaft
Related records 10112426

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.91037, 31.44236 (WGS84)
Elevation 1707
Relative position APPROX. 1 1/2 MI. NW OF LOWELL.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Cochise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 023S 024E 09 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • S. CENTRAL SEC. 9. UTM EST.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Gossan With Mn And Fe Oxides Induced By Hydrothermal Metamorphism

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Sacramento Hill Stock
    Rock description Sacramento Hill Stock
    Chronological age 170.5
    Uncertainty 7.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Martin Limestone;Escabrosa Limestone
    Rock description Martin Limestone;Escabrosa Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.91037, 31.44236

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Pre-Mineralization Faulting And Tilting Common
Local Main Fault Directions, N10w To N40e, S30w To N50w, Pre-Mineralization

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Bodies Near Dikes And Sills, And Faulting And Associated Brecciation

Comments on the geologic information

  • LIMESTONES HAVE BEEN SHATTERED AND CRUSHED BY FAULTING AND FRACTURING AND ALTERED AND INTRUDED BY PROPHYRY DIKES AND SILLS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Warren District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Phelps Dodge Corp

Comments on the production information

  • MAJOR PRODUCER IN ITS EARLY HISTORY. TONNAGE INCLUDED IN COPPER QUEEN IN ABGMT-USBM FILE

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 134.11M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT HAS 4 LEVELS THAT CONNECT TO THE OTHER SHAFTS

Comments on development

  • PART OF THE COPPER QUEEN MINE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M241116
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030594

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S.B., 1973, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 187, P. 86

  • Production

    KEITH, 1973, ARIZ. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 187.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit A MAJOR SHAFT OF THE COPPER QUEEN MINE WORKINGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1980 Zigler, Jan L. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1982 Laraba, Peter (Gest, Don E.) U.S. Geological Survey